News and Announcements

9th December, 2018

Second Sunday of Advent


2018 Christmas Festival Programme



Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s analysis of Youth Synod final document – Interview by Diane Montagna, LifeSiteNews 7th November 2018 (with grateful acknowledgement to LifeSiteNews):

Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s analysis of Youth Synod final document


There will be no EF Mass at the Cathedral this week. There will be an additional Mass at St Aloysius’ that day, at 8 am.

Please pray for those children who are preparing for first Confession and first Holy Communion.

After due investigation, the Church has approved as authentic, a second miracle obtained through intercession of Bl. John Henry Newman: https://catholicherald.co.uk/news/2018/11/28/second-newman-miracle-confirmed/.

Church cleaning day – this Saturday, 15th December: we would be grateful for volunteers to assist from 11 am. In addition to the usual cleaning, the manger will be set up in the Church on this day. A light luncheon will be provided for volunteers.

Christmas Masses: : this year, the Christmas Masses will be at 12 am Midnight (preceded by carols from 11.30 pm on Christmas Eve), 8 am and 10 am. The full programme for our Christmas Festival is available on line, on postcards in the vestibule, and on the poster at the entrance to the Church.

Envelopes for planned giving: new sets of envelopes for 2019 will be available for collection after Mass from next Sunday. For those who prefer, it is also possible to switch from envelopes to regular giving by electronic transfer.

Notre Dame Priory is holding Retreats in Victoria in 2019! The venue is Pallotti College Retreat Centre, Millgrove. The Men’s 5 day retreat is being held from Monday 27th May, and the Women’s 3 day retreat the following week commencing Monday 3rd June. Further information can be obtained from the flyers in the vestibule, or from the Priory’s website https://www.notredamemonastery.org/ or by email retreats@notredamemonastry.org.

The Parish of Bl John Henry Newman

Mass and Confession Times

9th December to 16th December

Date Mass Times Feast

Sunday (9th December)

  • 8.00 am
  • 10.30 am (Solemn Mass)
  • 5.00 pm.
  • (Saturday 8th December – 5.00 pm at St Paul’s Kealba)
  • Second Sunday of Advent

    Monday

  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • (Feria)

    Tuesday

  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • (Saint Damasus I, Pope, Cf)

    Wednesday

  • 7.00 am
  • 8.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • (Feria)

    Thursday

  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • (Saint Lucia, V, M)

    Friday

  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • 6.00 pm
  • (Feria)

    Saturday

  • 8.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • 5.00 pm (St Pauls, Kealba - Mass of Sunday obligation)
  • (Feria)

    Sunday
    (16th December)

  • 8.00 am
  • 10.30 am (Solemn Mass)
  • 5.00 pm
  • Next Mass at Saint Joseph’s Iona, Sunday 6th January
  • Third Sunday of Advent (GAUDETE SUNDAY)

    Eucharistic Exposition: After 7.00am & 10.00am weekday & Saturday Mases

    Confessions: Saturday after each Mass; Sunday before and during each Mass; or after any Mass by request.

    The Parish of Bl John Henry Newman

    Events/Diary

    18th December - 6.30 am Dawn Sung Mass for the Expectancy of Our Lady

    25th December - 6th January Christmas Festival

    Expectancy of Our Lady - 19th December, 2017